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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So they're showing Queen's top 40 songs on MTV right now and I've just noticed a real Spinal Tap moment in Who Want to Live Forever (a video I haven't watched in about 10 years). When Brian's doing his guitar solo he is sitting in the middle of an orchestra and in the middle of the solo he leans forward to turn the page on some sheet music as if he's reading from it. For some reason it reminds me a lot of the moment in Spinal Tap when Nigel Tuffnel tunes the violin he's using as a plectrum to play his electric guitar.

Anyway, carry on ...  ;)


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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha. That is the best. I don't think I have seen that video, ever. Makes me wonder how many other ones I haven't noticed I haven't seen.

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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^^^ That's a true Queen fan, right there. True Queen fan alert. ^^^^^


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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Daniel Nester wrote: ^^^^^ That's a true Queen fan, right there. True Queen fan alert. ^^^^^

Have you become an internet stalker?


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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^^^ I'm 2800 posts behind ya, Holly2003. Just trying to catch up. ^^^^^

PS Here's the original video, 5 million hits and counting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jtpf8N5IDE


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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel Nester wrote:
^^^^^ I'm 2800 posts behind


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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Holly...I really am glad you posted that. It made me seek out the video and it's nice that there are still some surprises out there for me, even hiding in plain sight. :)

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Posted: 13 Jul 12, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you kidding? Half the Spinal Tap movie was based on the exploits of a certain band we all know and love. Except of course the hilarious decilne of the band that Queen thankfully never had to go through. Although, if the Tap ever make a new movie it will probably include collaborating with a very glam gay crooner.

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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote: @Holly...I really am glad you posted that. It made me seek out the video and it's nice that there are still some surprises out there for me, even hiding in plain sight. :)


You are very welcome :)


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glam Gay Crooner, haha, love it. Fireplace.


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can get used copies for, like 9USD

http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Greatest-Video-Hits-2/dp/B0000UX55W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342282203&sr=8-1&keywords=queen+greatest+video+2

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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourite Queen bit from a a video is the 'No No No No No No No' bit from Bo Rhap where Roger misses his cue and is just about to start laughing before the camera cuts away....

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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


This is so cool. I've never had a personal shopper before. Okay, I'll take one of those, some microwave popcorn and a couple of Mars bars. I'll also need a home security system, and a handgun. And if you could please fax your picture to my local police station that will save some time.

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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Derek Smalls on bass!

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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was loads of Spinal Tap last night. Unintentional, for sure.

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Posted: 15 Jul 12, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

adam lambert, robbie williams, 5ive, dappy, pepsi advert, all are embarassing rather than spinal tap though which is a great movie. With Freddie, Hot Space and the 'pop' crap from the 80's.


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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote:

This is so cool. I've never had a personal shopper before. Okay, I'll take one of those, some microwave popcorn and a couple of Mars bars. I'll also need a home security system, and a handgun. And if you could please fax your picture to my local police station that will save some time.
PS I am positive I can totally get out of the trunk of a car, so don't even bother trying.


LOL, how did I miss this one?

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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's one of John's Spinal Tap moments:

http://cdn2.retronaut.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/97-520x346.jpg


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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lol John is in charge of the triangle. Such talent.